ERIC Number: ED315386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-20
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A Functional Clinical Faculty Model.
Ellerman, Gary; Arnn, John W., Jr.
This paper describes a model of a field based or clinical experience program for prospective teachers. An overview of issues and concerns regarding field experiences and student teaching describes the traditional approach to supervised practice teaching. In a discussion of contemporary perspectives on student teaching programs, it is noted that clinical teaching experiences should address individual student needs, provide exposure to various teaching styles, offer a variety of experiences in the classroom, and involve inservice teachers as active participants. A description is given of the Radford University (Radford, Virginia) Model for a clinical teaching program in which a key factor was more rigorous requirements for admission. Another salient fact of the program was a new emphasis on the training of cooperating teachers. The program description covers requirements for cooperating teachers, and the responsibilities of both the clinical and adjunct faculty. Criteria for selecting clinical faculty are listed and an outline is presented of the training program for the faculty. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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